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Coming attractions: Don't miss these chapter events.

We're always thinking of new ways to raise funds, educate people, support scleroderma patients—and have a lot of fun at the same time. We hope to see you at these upcoming events.

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2019 Education Experience - Grand Rapids

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Join us for an educational morning with Dr. Richard Martin and Laura Dyas in Grand Rapids. See the schedule and topics being discuessed here.


Stampede Scleroderma 2019 — Look Who's Forty

Detroit Zoo
Sunday, June 2, 2019

We're flocking together for a cure to celebrate the 40th annual Stampede Scleroderma event, and we invite you to save the date! Mark your calendar for June 2, 2019 and sign up for a 5k run, one-mile run or one-mile walk. Then, reach out to family and friends, form your team and start fundraising!

Thanks to our incredible supporters, Stampede 2018 was a huge success. Over 1,100 runners and walkers joined us to fundraise $130,000+ for a cure. With your help, we can make our 40th celebration the biggest yet and benefit patients across the state and country.

What are you waiting for? Lace up your running shoes and join the Stampede. www.scleroderma.org/stampedescleroderma


2019 Educational Series

Webinar Recording: The Pulmonologist Role in a Scleroderma Patient's Life

Please note that the presenter was unable to be on the call regretfully but a patient of scleroderma and a caregiver conducted the presentation.

Michael Bessert — Facilitator

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Innovative Therapies for Scleroderma Patients
Thursday, May 9
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Richard Martin — Founder of West Michigan Rheumatology, Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

Microbiome and How it Affects Your Disease
Thursday, March 14
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Nara Parameswaran, BVSc, Ph.D. — Professor Biomedical Physical Sciences, Michigan State University
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

Sclero-Men: More than Just the 20%
Thursday, August 8
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Vivek Nagaraja — Michigan Medicine, Rheumatology, Assistant Professor
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

Managing the Needs of a Pediatric Scleroderma Patient
Thursday, October 10
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Kathryn Torok — Director of the Pediatric Scleroderma Clinic Children's Hospital of Pittsburg, Pediatric Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator

Scleroderma 101 - The First Two Years of Diagnosis
Thursday, December 12
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Dr. Amber Young — Michigan Medicine, Rheumatologist
Michael Bessert — Facilitator


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